The Christian conservative Family
Research Council (FRC) has suggested Disney's Dumbo is gay in
criticizing an RNC appointee.
R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of
gay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans, was named to the Republican
National Committee's (RNC) Finance Committee last week. The
committee raises funds for the party's efforts to elect Republicans
all across the country.
“I am honored to be a part of the
Republican National Committee's effort to advance a pro-growth,
pro-free enterprise agenda, especially while working to elect and
reelect pro-equality Republicans to office all across the country,”
Cooper said in a statement. “[RNC] Chairman [Reince] Priebus has
demonstrated that he believes inclusion wins and that our party is
strongest when we reach every community. I look forward to working
within the party to help ensure we are victorious next November.”
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Republican Party, the group denounced the appointment by
listing some of the accomplishments of the Log Cabin Republicans,
including legally challenging “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law
that bars gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, along with a
photo of Disney's flying elephant Dumbo.
Bryan Fischer of the Christian
conservative group American Family Association (AFA) also condemned
the appointment with equally colorful language.
“Gay member of RNC finance team: GOP
should 'not take a position on social issues,'” Fischer tweeted to
followers. “Note to true conservs: GOP just threw us under the
“Having a pro-gay activist become
part of the GOP fund-raising machine is like inviting a slave-owner
to be part of the original GOP in 1854,” he added moments later.